Marwood Parish Council in Teesdale

The purpose of the Parish Council is to protect the interests and well-being of the local community. Councillors do this by representing the community's views in response to plans and proposal made by others.

A view of green fields in Mount Eff, Marwood Parish

An Introduction to Marwood Parish

Marwood Parish Council boarders and includes some of the town of Barnard Castle, County Durham. It serves both the Rural and Urban area namely the east end of Barnard Castle including High Riggs and Castle Vale Estate. It has a small Council of 7 volunteer elected Councillors the Chair and the Vice Chairman are duly elected on a yearly basis by these councillors.

It has approximately 164 Registered Electors in the Rural Ward and in the Urban Ward it has approximately 350 Registered Electors, as of our 2017/2018 Register of Electors.

Our Latest News...

Covid-19 Information

All of our Parish Council meetings are cancelled until further notice.
Be safe and stay home. We hope you keep well.
Some Very Useful Documents :-

Community hub to support the self-isolating How to be a good neighbour during the lockdown

Parish Notices

> Notice of Election Documents Here

Some Important Letters Regarding Planning for Residential Development to The North of Darlington Road

Letter to Residents Re Public Consultation Stonebridge Homes 04 06 2021
Letter to Residents
Letter of Objection 23 11 2020
Letter of Objection 26 02 2021

Other planning details and letters
can be found here.

New Defibrillator Located at Marwood Social Centre

We have now purchased a Defibrillator for Marwood Social Centre it is on the outside wall next to the entrance and it is now up and working.
We hope we never have to use it.

Scams awareness info from DCC Trading Standards

Durham Trading Standards have become aware of cold callers trying to sell goods on the doorstep in various areas of the County. In some cases, their approach has been persistent, causing both upset and annoyance. While it is not an offence to simply cold call, we would always urge residents to be extremely cautious when dealing with unsolicited visitors.

Some top tips to keep yourself and others safe:

• DON’T accept uninvited callers
• DON’T be afraid to say ‘No’
• DON’T be rushed or feel pressured. Genuine traders will always be happy to return when a friend or family member is present.

• DO keep an eye on your area and especially vulnerable neighbours. Has work started unexpectedly on their homes? Is the work visibly poor or been left unfinished? Is the person anxious about what has happened? Has a trader accompanied them to the bank?
• DO report suspicious cold callers to the Consumer Helpline on 0808 223 11 33 or to the police on 101

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Phone - (01833) 690901

Social Centre - (01833) 638589

Town Council - (01833) 690970

Victoria Road Surgery - (01833) 690707